Sweetroot, Western (Osmorhiza occidentalis), packet of 10 seeds


Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

(Western Sweet Cicely) Perennial woodland plant native to Western North America.  Self-fertile, the plant flowers yellow to 3 feet, giving way to splayed, black stems with dangling, black, lacquered, needle-like seeds.  Seeds edible and tasty, best when immature, with a licorice flavor.  Roots also edible and harmless, a seasoning and medicinal herb.  Leaves may turn purple in the fall, which helps differentiate them from surrounding greenery.  A good choice for moist, rich shade gardens and woodland gardens–does well at altitude.   Traditional use (TNAM):  Digestive, stomachic, toothache, antiseptic wash, poultice treating wounds and contusions.  Plant seeds in fall for germination in the spring, or give 120 days moist refrigeration and plant warm.  Space plants 1 foot apart.

10 seeds per packet, Open-pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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